What’s On - from June 17

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Michelham Priory (01323) 844224: Food and Garden Fair, June 18/19.


Berwick Station: Bike Ride - Ladies Ride, medium distance, 4.5hrs with SallyAnne Fuller, 10.30am June 18.


Driftwood, marine Parade: Open Garden in aid of Cinnamon Trust, 2pm-5pm June 18.

Parish Hall (behind the church): Strawberry Cream Teas for Christian Aid, 2.30pm-4.30pm June 18. Raffle and stalls.


Brighton Dome (01273) 709709: Paper Festival, The Vanishing Horizon, 2pm/7.30pm June 18; Taiko Drumming Workshop, 2pm/3.30pm/5pm June 19; Idle Motion Workshop, 11am June 19; Carousel’s Blue Camel Club Beach Ball, 7pm June 20.

Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Speakey Spokey, poetry, short stories etc, 8pm June 22.

Festival Hub, Bartholomew Square www.brightonjapan.com: Japanese Festival – Moshi Matsuri Street Festival, 11m-6pm June 18/19; Children’s Sushi Making Masterclass, 4.30pm June 20/21; The Catalyst Club Japan Edition, 7.30pm June 23.

Hotel Du Vin: Japanese Festival www.brightonjapan.com: Nakka Whiskey Tasting, 7pm June 23.

Jubilee Library: Japanese Festival – Rare 1960s Japanese Posters, June 18-26.

Jubilee Square: Japanese Festival www.brightonjapan.com – Martial Arts Showcase, 11.30am June 19.

Moshi Moshi Restaurant: Japanese Festival www.brightonjapan.com – Fundraiser for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund 7.30pm June 17.

The Basement (01273) 699733: Are You Sitting Comfortably? Seaside, 7.30pm June 21.

Westhill Community Hall, Compton Avenue: Vintage Make-up and Hairstyling, 7.30pm-9.30pm June 17. To book 07989 393891.


Celebrate Cuckmere - Mandala beach installation workshop with Sarah Calderbank, 3pm-6pm June 18. To book call l01323 871194; Grand Flotilla of yachts, 1pm June 19.


The Drive pub, Victoria Drive: Eastbourne Storytellers with the theme Salad Days, 7.30pm June 22.

The Wish Tower car park: Bike Ride - Mass Fun Ride, 2hrs with Bespoke Cycling Campaign Group, 1.30pm June 19.


Train Station: Bike Ride - Stanmer and Ditchling Beacon, short distance, 3.5 hrs with Tim Squire 07872 410458, 6pm June 17.


Penns In The Rocks: Open Garden, 2.30pm-5.30pm June 19. Teas, plant stall, car park in field.


Carnival Day: Procession moves from Ropemaker Park at 2pm to the Funday at Maurice Thornton Playing Field, June 18. Fun fair, stalls, crafts, arena events, flower show.


All Saints Centre, Friars Walk: Drum Unity Workshop, June 20/27 email info@drumunity.co.uk

Buddha Belly: Charity Dinner in aid of children with special needs in Eritrea, 7pm onwards June 23. Booking 01273 474717.

Lewes Town: Lewes Carnival. Procession, displays, stalls, field events, live music, from 12.30pm June 18.

St Mary’s Social Centre, Christie Road: Fest Noz, an evening of Breton dancing, 8pm June 17. Contact Chris Shaw 020 7639 6635 chris@gigcb.com

St Michaels’ Church: Book Sale in aid of the church, 11am June 18.

The Lewes Arms, Mount Place: Lewes Poetry, 8.45pm June 23.

Town Hall: CAMRA South Downs Beer and Cider Festival, 11am-3pm/5pm-10.30pm June 17, 11am-5pm/5pm-8pm June 18. Tickets Harveys Brewery Shop or Gardeners Arms.


Church of St Michael the Archangel: Flower Festival, June 17-20.


Lewes District Council Offices, Fort Road: Norman Baker MP Surgery, June 18. By appointment only, please ring 01273 480281.


The Castle: Long Man Morris Men, 1pm June 18.


Village: Open Gardens, 2pm-5pm June 18/19.


Railway Station: Bike Ride - Evening Cycle Discovering the South Downs, 3hrs with David Pearce, 6.30pm June 21. Pre booking desirable 07986 465700.


Downsview Farm, Laughton Road: Car Boot Sale in aid of Laughton Community Primary School, 2pm June 18 (sellers 1pm).


St Nicholas Church: Flower Festival, 10am-6pm June 24/25, noon-4pm June 26. Refreshments available. Stalls on Saturday.


Hope Gap: Celebrate Cuckmere – Tai Chi outdoor class with Rob Bowen, 11am June 19.

Seaford Station: Bike Ride - Bikes, Birds and Breezes, 2hrs with Robin Moore, 6pm June 22.


Weald and Downland Open Air Museum (01243) 811363: A Fathers Day to Remember, June19.


St Luke’s Church: Long Man Morris Men at St Luke’s Church Fete, noon June 18.



Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road: Casson Gallery: Lee Miller at Farley Farm, 9am-5pm Mon-Fri, until June 21. Entry free.

Under Ground Theatre, Grove Road: Eastbourne Photographic Society at the regular coffee morning, 10am-noon June 18.


Charles Hunt Centre, Vicarage Fields: Hailsham Photographic Society Print Exhibition, June 20-25.

Gallery North, 70 High Street (01323) 846938: Spencer – Binks – Humphreys, until July 2.


The Arts Hut (01323) 831831: Coast Paintings by Anna Wilson-Patterson, 9am-5pm until June 19 (1pm-4pm Sundays).


Hop Gallery, Castle Ditch Lane (01273) 487744: Where You Find It, 10.30am-5pm Mon-Sat, noon-5pm Sun, until June 26.


Pump Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Exhibition of professional artwork inspired by Cuckmere haven, 11am-4pm until June 19.

The Crypt Gallery: Society of Sussex Painters, 10.30am-4.30pm until June 23.

Visitors Centre, Seven Sisters Country park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Exhibition of Cuckmere Historical Artefacts, 11am-4.30pm until June 19; Add to the creative memory wall at the visitors centre by bringing along pictures, thoughts, memories, letters etc



Latest MusicBar, 14-17 Manchester Street (01273) 687171: Cafe Scientifique – Herschel Space Observatory by Seb Oliver (Sussex University), 8pm June 21.


Equilibrium Studio: Learn Buteyko, free talk, 7pm June 23.

St Thomas Church Hall, Cliffe: Lewes Riverside Club – Life with Crime by Mary MacPherson, 2pm June 17; Unwelcome Guests by Jonathan Whitehead, 2pm June 20.


Cattle Market car park, Pevensey Castle: 1066 and even Before That, 6 miles with Nick Brown, 10.30am June 18. Pre booking advisable 07918 907265.


Coastguard Cottages: Celebrate Cuckmere – Talk and artefact handling session with Ed Jarzembowski: Shipwrecks and Beach Combing for beginners, 4pm-6pm June 18.

Turkey Barn, Seven Sisters Country Park: Celebrate Cuckmere – The South Downs – history, threats and opportunities by David Sawyer and Steve Ankers, 7.30pm June 17.



Marks Cross: Celebrate Cuckmere – Guided walk around Cuckmere with Mary O’Brien, South Downs Society, 2pm June 19.


Car park behind village hall: Beachy Head Ramblers – Cat, Crow and Mill, 11.5 miles with Graham 01424 216951, 10am June 19.


Crowhurst Station: White Brewing Company Ramble, 6 miles with Guy Loder, Pebsham Countryside Park Project Ranger, 10am June 19 (or Crowhurst Rec 10.30am). Pre booking essential 01424 451111.


Village car park: Beachy Head Ramblers – Summer Delights? 5.5 miles with Esther and John 01323 503239, 6.45pm June 23.


Golden Galleon car park: Celebrate Cuckmere - A Walk Through Time with Kevin Gordon, 10.30am June 18.


Village (north end of footbridge): Mid Sussex Ramblers – Circular via SDW, 6.7 miles with Phil 01273 835931, 10.15am June 18.


Railway Station car park: Nordic Fitness Walk for Glynde around Mount Caburn, 5.75 miles with Nigel Bentley, Oakleafe Sussex Ramblers, 2pm June 18. Pre booking advisable 01323 871554.


Brook Street car park: Lewes Footpaths Group – Chailey Common with Supper. Leaders Gordon and Eileen 480153, 5.30pm June 21.


Wannock Road Recreation Ground: Polegate Ramblers – Berwick-Alfriston circular, 5 miles with Hilary and Howard, 9.30am June 23; The Bloomsbury Group go to France, 11 miles with Pauline, 9.30am June 23.


Lido car park: Mid Sussex Ramblers – Channel Vision, 9.5 miles with John 01444 483860, 10.30am June 22 (picnic lunch).


Courtyard outside Visitors Centre, Seven Sisters Country Park: Celebrate Cuckmere – Botanical walk with Mary Benjamin, Sussex Wildlife Trust, 2.30pm June 18. To book call 01323 870100.

South Hill Barn car park, Seaford Head Nature Reserve: Celebrate Cuckmere - Guided walk exploring the geology and wildlife of the Cuckmere with Dave Morgan, National Trust, 10am June 19. Booking on 01323 423923.


Ashdown Forest Visitor Centre: Fun on the Forest, Wildlife Watch Roadshow, 1.30pm June 19 with Sussex Wildlife Trust.